The Hatchet girls swam away with Thursday’s dual in Wittenberg, winning 113-34.
“It was a fun night at the Wittenberg complex,” THS coach Theresa L’Esperance said. “Unofficially, we took every event, but do to the large increase in team points, I chose to swim my last two events as exhibition.
“(Baylee) Dallman continues to drop times and Hilt is moving up the record board with all time top times in the back and butterfly. The 500 swimmers swam well, (Karli) Cecil and (Maddy) McPherson dropping lots of time and (Micheala) Galganski got a stomach stitch but managed to finish her race. Katherine Russell is working very hard and swam a great IM as well as holding her place in the butterfly.”
The Hatchets swept several events, including the: 200 free (Cecil, 2:14.55/Taylor Hansen, 2:24.41/Emily Zurfluh, 2:27.35); 200 IM (Russell, 2:33.21/Morgan Weber, 2:37.44/Galganski, 2:49.22); 50 free (Mikhayla Kleich, :28.28/Dallman, :28.76/Jamie Sterr, :29.00); 100 fly (Lauren Hilt, 1:05.30/Russell, 1:08.63/Jackie Elliott, 1:22.01); and the 100 back (Hilt, 1:04.26/Dallman, 1:09.81/Elliott, 1:16.79).
They went 1-2 in the: 100 free (Weber, :58.90/M. Kleich, 1:02.48); 500 free (Cecil, 6:08.55/McPherson, 6:39.63); 200 medley relay (Dallman, Weber, Russell, Hilt, 2:00.54/McPherson, Galganski, M. Kleich, Elliott, 2:11.34); 200 free relay (M. Kleich, Russell, Cecil, Weber, 1:51.70/Samantha Kleich, Sterr, Zurfluh, Hansen, 1:58.69); and 400 free relay (Cecil, Galganski, Dallman, Hilt, 4:07.95/S. Kleich, Hansen, Elliott, McPherson, 4:29.95). Sterr won the 100 brea in 1:24.13, and Zurfluh was 3rd in 1:33.11.